Today in History for 30th January 2024

Historical Events

1888 – Harry Moses 297 not out for NSW against Victoria
1939 – Adolf Hitler threatens Jews during his speech to the German Reichstag (Parliament)
1959 – Danish ocean liner MS Hans Hedtoft sinks on maiden voyage after striking an iceberg off the coast of Greenland;, 95 die
1977 – Edward W Stack replaces Paul Kerr president of Hall of Fame
1995 – Workers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease.
2000 – Super Bowl XXXIV, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA: St. Louis Rams beat Tennessee Titans, 23-16; MVP: Kurt Warner, St. Louis, QB

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Famous Birthdays

1859 – Tony Mullane, Irish-American baseball player, born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1944)
1922 – Pal Jardanyi, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1966)
1927 – Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden (1969-76, 1982-86) assassinated, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1986)
1937 – Boris Spassky, Russian chess player (world champion 1969-72, born in Leningrad, Russia
1950 – Trinidad Silva, American character actor (Hill Street Blues -“Jesus Martinez”), born in Mission, Texas (d. 1988)
1975 – Juninho Pernambucano, Brazilian footballer, born in Pernambuco, Brazil

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Famous Deaths

1774 – Jean-Pierre Guignon [Giovanni Pietro Ghignone], Italian-French violinist and composer, dies at 71
1945 – William Busch, British composer, dies at 43
1987 – Angelo Rutherford, American actor (Willie-Gentle Ben), dies at 32
2002 – Ellis Larkins, American classically trained (1st Black student at Peabody Institute) jazz pianist (Ruby Braff), and accompanist (Ella Fitzgerald; Eartha Kitt, Mildred Bailey), dies at 79
2011 – John Barry [Prendergast], English film score composer (James Bond films; Born Free), dies at 77
2016 – Ken Sailors, professional basketball player (popularized and may have invented the jump shot), dies at 95

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